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View Poll Results: Are you willing to die for the Lord, Jesus Christ?
Yes, even if I am tortured 18 52.94%
Yes, only if I have to die quickly with no torment 0 0%
No way 15 44.12%
Can't tell (why?) 1 2.94%
Voters: 34. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-21-2010, 10:26 AM
 
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would you die for your Savior?
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Old 12-21-2010, 04:57 PM
 
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would you die for your Savior?
I die for my King, daily.


But yes, I would give this flesh for Him as well.
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Old 12-21-2010, 05:49 PM
 
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I die for my King, daily.
Amen - this is the crucified life Jesus called us to.

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But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.
Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,
And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:
That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead. Phil 3:7-11
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Old 12-21-2010, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Yes...I have already given up my life to live in the will of my Father and I will continue to do so, no matter what the cost. I've counted the cost and I can afford loosing all that I am and all that I have in this world for Him. I've been in training for a good while now...learning how to sacrifice all that I am and all that I want for all that He wants to be in me > all-in-all...oneness < that's where I want to be, forever with Him...there is no other way. Amen.
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Old 12-21-2010, 06:40 PM
 
Location: East Coast
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But Peter declared, "Even if I have to die with you, I will never disown you." And all the other disciples said the same.

May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. Galatians 6:14
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Old 12-21-2010, 06:54 PM
 
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John 12:25 The man who loves his life will lose it, while the man who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.

Matthew 5:10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Isaiah 88:5 Hear the word of the LORD, you who tremble at his word: "Your brothers who hate you, and exclude you because of my name, have said, 'Let the LORD be glorified, that we may see your joy!' Yet they will be put to shame.

Amen.
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Old 12-21-2010, 07:34 PM
 
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My first thought would be take this cup from me, and to be absolutey honest i would be lying to say "nevertheless not my will but your's be done", if i was faced with the choice. I'm not there yet by a long shot. I firmly believe the day declares whether we are true to our word or not. I am sure there would be those who would vote no way, who probably would die for him, and i am sure there are some who would say yes they would, that wouldn't when faced with it.
I voted no way,by being honest in my heart.
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Old 12-21-2010, 09:14 PM
 
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No way. Why should I die (or want to die) for a stranger that I've never seen in person? This thread is almost scary. Dying for a "belief" has CULT written all over it. The following is what such thinking can lead to.
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David Koresh (August 17, 1959 – April 19, 1993), born Vernon Wayne Howell, was the leader of a Branch Davidian religious sect, believing himself to be its final prophet. Howell legally changed his name to David Koresh on May 15, 1990. A 1993 raid by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the subsequent siege by the FBI ended with the burning of the Branch Davidian ranch outside of Waco, Texas in McLennan County. Koresh, 54 adults and 21 children were found dead after the fire.
David Koresh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

^^^All it takes folks are a few looneys willing to die for their sky man and BOOM, dead adults and children are the result. This post is NOT a joke nor is it a knock against Christianity. It is a simple reality check to those willing to die for any deity. Think about it...
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Old 12-21-2010, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Rome, Georgia
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Yes...I have already given up my life to live in the will of my Father and I will continue to do so, no matter what the cost. I've counted the cost and I can afford loosing all that I am and all that I have in this world for Him. I've been in training for a good while now...learning how to sacrifice all that I am and all that I want for all that He wants to be in me > all-in-all...oneness < that's where I want to be, forever with Him...there is no other way. Amen.
Before the rooster crows, you shall deny knowing Him three times.
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Old 12-21-2010, 09:26 PM
 
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I hate this question because all it does it encourage a bunch of self-aggrandizing chest beating. What's more, if you indeed claim that you would, then your answer is dishonest. After all the only possibly honest one for this situation is "I know how I'd like to act, but ultimately I don't know."

Seriously? How do you know what you'll do when faced with that situation? Sure, a lot of us like to think we'd do the right thing. But as we all know, intentions and outcomes are two wholly different things. No less an eminence as Peter chose cowardice a the moment of truth and denied Christ three times when the Romans came to cart Him away.

So enough of the moral vanity. Many a self-righteous person has been tested and failed when the time came, while many a sinner has surprised and amazed others by their acts of goodly courage. And no one truly knows until the actual test comes.
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